Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This has a breathtaking nose with cocoa and spice tones over earthy fruit that is very sweet. Seems to have a touch of oaky sweetness accentuating the ripe fruit. Smooth and layered in the mouth with rich dark cherry, cherry pit and oyster shell notes. A bit of rust creeps in on the finish which looses a touch of precision as the big tannins take over. A great bottle in the making. 94pts

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Bruno Giacosa:
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encom... Read more
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encompasses passion and clear judgement but, above all, the utmost respect for his product, its admirers and for the beautiful countryside where he and his family were born and raised. The Azienda Agricola Falletto Winery comprises twenty hectares of vineyards within the Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco areas. The vine growing and wine making processes are followed through with care from beginning to end, culminating with vinification and ageing within our cellars in Neive. Some of our wine is produced with grapes grown by those farmers who have always worked our winery and whose prestigious vineyards truly deserve the ‘Bruno Giacosa’ label. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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Vintage: 2004 11/13/2008

This has a breathtaking nose with cocoa and spice tones over earthy fruit that is very sweet. Seems to have a touch of oaky sweetness accentuating the ripe fruit. Smooth and layered in the mouth with rich dark cherry, cherry pit and oyster shell notes. A bit of rust creeps in on the finish which looses a touch of precision as the big tannins take over. A great bottle in the making. 94pts


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Vintage: 2006 07/09/2008

Usual light straw colour in the glass, medium sparkling action, bubbly but not insane. Great on the nose, yeast and toast qualities with some nice floral and fruity notes, apples and lemons. Nice, rounded and large mouth feel for a sparkling wine with quite a sweet lemon like mid palate and a vibrant, nice length finish. Great balance, refreshing and good acidity. This Giacosa can be kept up to around 10 years. 90 Points


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Vintage: 2006 07/22/2008

Usual light straw colour in the glass, medium sparkling action, bubbly but not insane. Great on the nose, yeast and toast qualities with some nice floral and fruity notes, apples and lemons. Nice, rounded and large mouth feel for a sparkling wine with quite a sweet lemon like mid palate and a vibrant, nice length finish. Great balance, refreshing and good acidity. This Giacosa can be kept up to around 10 years


External Reviews for Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2006 03/29/2013

Intensives Strohgelb mit mittlerer Perlage; in der Nase herrlich fruchtig mit feinen Hefenoten. Im Gaumen reichhaltig, kraftvoll, mit Aromen von Zitrusfrüchten, Toast, Blüten und Äpfeln, dezenten Holznoten und perfekter "Mousse". Zeigt sich lang im Abgang mit grossartiger Eleganz. Obwohl er als "extra brut" gilt, besticht er durch seine grossartige Fruchtigkeit.


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Vintage: 2004 11/20/2013

The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is even more compelling than the Rabaja. It floats on the palate with an ethereal core of sweet fruit that calls to mind a profound Musigny, but with the unmistakable structure of Nebbiolo. The perfumed purity of the fruit carries all the way through to the deeply satisfying, resonating finish. Made in a soft, seductive style, this remarkable wine is decidedly more approachable and easy to appreciate today than the Rabaja. Giacosa fans will have a great time discussing the merits of the Rabaja and the Asili in 2004, but to me they are virtually equally moving; Asili for its feminine gracefulness and Rabaja for its size and power. The Asili should prove more accessible at an earlier age. Bruno Giacosa says his 2004 Asili Riserva will turn out to be just like his 2000 Asili Riserva, the wine he still thinks is the best he's ever made. RP


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Vintage: 2004 11/20/2013

The 2004 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto is off the charts. Sweet roses, menthol, tar, licorice and minerals come together in a sensual, elegant style that recalls Giacosa's legendary 1989 Riserva Collina Rionda, a wine many observers (this one included) place at the top of the hierarchy of all-time legendary Barolos. Ripe, sensual, and utterly spellbinding, the 2004 Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto offers superb elegance and pedigree. At this stage the wine remains surprisingly accessible. Readers will want to taste the 2004 Rocche as soon as possible as it will almost certainly head for a long period of dormancy in the near future. This magical Barolo will likely merit a perfect score in the future. The 2004 Rocche is the last wine Giacosa and former longtime oenologist Dante Scaglione produced together from start to finish and it is an appropriate bookend to a wonderful partnership that yielded so many profound wines. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044. Wine Advocate , Issue 185 Oct 2009, Antonio Galloni


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Vintage: 2001 11/20/2013

Darker and more backward than the Falletto in both its aromas and flavors, Giacosa's staggering 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto offers an explosive nose of spices, menthol, minerals, smoke and scorched earth followed by waves of sweet fruit that coat the palate in a potent mix of finesse and sheer power, with fine tannins, and a lingering balsamic note on the finish. This complex, multi-dimensional wine will require considerable patience and will age gracefully for several decades. Made from the oldest vines at Falletto, the 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto is another towering achievement from Bruno Giacosa. An Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa bottling. RP


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Vintage: 2001 01/16/2009

Pretty berry, plum and cherry character with lots of toasted oak in the midpalate. Full-bodied, with silky tannins. Big and structured wine, in a subtle way. Best after 2005. 560 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2001 Giacosa, Bruno Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 11/14/2013

Pretty berry plum and cherry character with lots of toasted oak in the midpalate. Full-bodied with silky tannins. Big and structured wine in a subtle way. Best after 2005. 560 cases made. JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Vintage: 2001 11/20/2013

Darker and more backward than the Falletto in both its aromas and flavors, Giacosa's staggering 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto offers an explosive nose of spices, menthol, minerals, smoke and scorched earth followed by waves of sweet fruit that coat the palate in a potent mix of finesse and sheer power, with fine tannins, and a lingering balsamic note on the finish. This complex, multi-dimensional wine will require considerable patience and will age gracefully for several decades. Made from the oldest vines at Falletto, the 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto is another towering achievement from Bruno Giacosa. An Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa bottling. To be released in 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2031. RP



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